hard reality for two stars of "The real housewives of new Jersey." Teresa and Joe Giudice are expected to plead guilty to federal fraud charges that could include prison time for the flashy couple... See More
hard reality for two stars of "The real housewives of new Jersey." Teresa and Joe Giudice are expected to plead guilty to federal fraud charges that could include prison time for the flashy couple whose fortunes are turned sour. Good morning, bianna. They're one of the first families of reality TV. Defiant as they face the fraud charges pleading not guilty in court a few months ago. Now the prison time deal looming things are about to get very real. I'm a Jersey girl. No one can knock me down. Reporter: In a shocking turn of events "The real housewives of New Jersey" stars Teresa and Joe Giudice are expected to plead guilty in a court Tuesday. The notoriously hot-headed couple making a stunning reverse ago after being adamant about their innocence claiming they would be vindicated. Don't have to stick it in my face. Reporter: The 41-year-old mother known by fans for her lavish spending habits presumed to plead guilty to 4 of 48 charges against her. Including ABC news has learned at least one count of fraud potentially serving two years in prison. Joe who up against 41 counts still facing deportation to his home country, Italy. Federal prosecutors allege Joe and Teresa, quote, engaged in mail and wire fraud, bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud from 2001 to 2011. You want she to do anything. Reporter: The reality star told Amy robach about her fears. I just can't be upset and crawl up in a ball and just go in a room and lock the door. I can't. I'm a mom. I have four daughters. But when the door is shut and they are in bed, do you get to do that. Yes. And I do do that. I mean, I would be lying to say that's not happening. Reporter: Fears that may become the couple's new reality. You say you got to be strong for the wife and kids. How do you do that with so much uncertainty? You have to. You really have to. You have to be strong-mined number one. If you're weak you're not going to make it. Reporter: ABC news reached out to the attorneys for both. Teresa's attorney declined to comment and Joe's hasn't commented at all. A judge must approve the final details. Big question for that couple heading forward. Ryan, thank you.
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